1499 in history

1499 events chronologically

Jan 8 Louis XII of France marries Anne of Brittany
May 18 Alonso de Ojeda sets sail from Cádiz on his voyage to what is now Venezuela
May 19 Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12
Jul 10 The Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returns to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama
Jul 22 Battle of Dornach: The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I
Aug 12 First engagement of the Battle of Zonchio between Venetian and Ottoman fleets
Sep 22 Treaty of Basel

Top 7 most famous people born in 1499

Jan 6 John of Ávila a Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Apostle of Andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region
Jan 20 Sebastian Franck a 16th-century German freethinker, humanist, and radical reformer.
Jan 29 Katharina von Bora the wife of Martin Luther, German leader of the Protestant Reformation. Beyond what is found in the writings of Luther and some of his contemporaries, little is known about her. Despite this, Katharina is often considered one of the most important participants of the Reformation because of her role in helping to define Protestant family life and setting the tone for clergy marriages
Mar 31 Pope Pius IV Pope from 25 December 1559 to his death in 1565. He is known for presiding over the final session of the Council of Trent
Jun 24 Johannes Brenz a German theologian and the Protestant Reformer of the Duchy of Württemberg.
Sep 3 Diane de Poitiers a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and his son, Henry II of France. She became notorious as the latter's favourite. It was in this capacity that she wielded much influence and power at the French Court, which continued until Henry was mortally wounded in a tournament accident, during which his lance wore her favour rather than his wife's
Oct 13 Claude of France queen consort of France and duchess regnant of Brittany. She was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany, as well as the first spouse of Francis I of France

Top 7 most famous people died in 1499

Jan 9 John Cicero Elector of Brandenburg Elector of Brandenburg from 1486 until his death, the fourth of the House of Hohenzollern. After his death he received the cognomen Cicero, after the Roman orator Cicero, but the elector's eloquence and interest in the arts is doubtful
Mar 24 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl of Wiltshire an English nobleman.
Apr 28 Álvaro Caminha appointed by King John II of Portugal in 1492 Captain-major – apparently the third – of the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe which had been discovered 22 years earlier.
Aug 29 Alesso Baldovinetti an Italian early Renaissance painter.
Oct 1 Marsilio Ficino an Italian scholar and Catholic priest who was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance. He was also an astrologer and a reviver of Neoplatonism who was in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day, and became the first translator of Plato's complete extant works into Latin. His Florentine Academy, an attempt to revive Plato's school, had enormous influence on the direction and tenor of the Italian Renaissance and the development of European philosophy
Nov 23 Perkin Warbeck a pretender to the English throne during the reign of King Henry VII of England.
Nov 28 Edward Plantagenet 17th Earl of Warwick the son of George Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Clarence, and a potential claimant to the English throne during the reigns of both Richard III and his successor, Henry VII. He was also a younger brother of Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury